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Eating Disorder Treatment

Dr. Wadelton Feeding a Small Child
Dr. Wadelton Feeding a Small Child

Eating disorders are marked by difficulties with everyday eating.   Because eating is such an important part of our physical, emotional, and social lives, disordered eating can have very serious consequences. At First Coast Therapy, we work with you (or your child) to help you meet and maintain your goal of  healthy and pleasurable eating habits.   We work with physicians, nutritionists, and other health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your eating disorder.  Whether the eating problem originated with a medical condition or developed as a result of individual, family, or cultural pressures, we can provide the treatment you need.

We Treat A Variety of Eating Disorders & Problems:

  • Anorexia
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food  Intake
  • Obesity
  • Picky Eaters and Junk Food Junkies!
  • Swallowing Disorders (if medically cleared)
  • Weaning from Tube-feeding
  • Pill Swallowing Training
  • Compliance with Special Dietary Requirements
  • Fear of Eating following Trauma
  • Pica
  • Rumination
  • Body Image Disorders
  • Pre-Bariatric Surgery Evaluation

Eating Disorder Treatment In Ponte Vedra

Dr. Wadelton is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in eating disorders.  She has over 20 years of experience treating infants, children, adolescents, and adults with eating problems.  Dr. Wadelton was trained at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, Behavioral Pediatrics Division, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of  Medicine (www.Kennedykrieger.org).   She is a recognized expert in feeding disorders of infancy and childhood.  Dr. Wadelton has expertise in behavioral therapy (ABA), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy (including Maudsley Method) for eating disorders and related feeding problems.

The psychological treatment of  DSM-V feeding disorders is covered by insurance companies.  Dr. Wadelteon can provide intensive outpatient feeding therapy, saving families the expense and stress of inpatient hospitalization.   Since the treatment is  highly specialized, most insurance companies will work with families to enable them to see Dr. Wadelton for treatment of complex feeding disorder.